Morris & Co. Merton Abbey: Arras tapestry looms

Morris & Co. Merton Abbey: Arras tapestry looms

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Area Merton
Copyright 1 William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Stakeholder Image WMG
Picture Reference MerMor_​19_​8-10
Original Format Photo
Notes / History These looms are named after the town of Arras in France. In the 14th and 15th centuries it was a thriving textile town specialised in fine wool tapestries.

In the 19th century, William Morris resurrected the art of tapestry-making in the medieval style at Merton Abbey. Morris & Co. made a successful series of tapestries for home and ecclesiastical uses.

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